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1 FIRST LOOK AT “ORCAS” Scott Guthrie General Manager.NET Developer Platform

2 What is “Orcas”  Codename of next major release of Visual Studio and.NET Framework  Targeted to ship later this year  Go-live beta in the summer timeframe  Lots of exciting features for web development  Multi-targeting  Major HTML / CSS Designer Enhancements  Rich AJAX and JavaScript Support  LINQ  And much more…

3  Visual Studio “Orcas” supports targeting multiple versions of the.NET Framework  Choose which Framework version to target when opening or creating an application .NET Framework 2.0 (“Whidbey”) .NET Framework 3.0 (Vista) .NET Framework 3.5 (“Orcas”)  Visual Studio IDE only shows feature appropriate for your selected target version  Toolbox, Add New Item, Add Reference, Add Web Reference, Intellisense, etc Framework Multitargeting

4 .NET Fx 2.0.NET Fx 2.0 Update.NET Fx 2.0 Update Update.NET Fx 3.0 Update Update.NET Fx 3.5 Whidbey Vista Orcas time Version = Assembly references + compilers No new CLR runtime

5 Demo Multi-Targeting

6 HTML Designer  Massively improved HTML designer  Same WYSIWYG designer as in Expression  New features:  Rich CSS editing support  Split view editor  Fast designer/source switching  Nested master pages  Enable better designer/developer workflow

7 Demo

8 ASP.NET AJAX  Works on top of ASP.NET 2.0 and VS 2005  Fully supported V1.0 shipped last week on the web  Delivers core ASP.NET AJAX foundation:  JavaScript type-system  JavaScript.NET Networking Serialization  JavaScript library of common routines  ASP.NET Server Control Integration  ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 features ship in “Orcas”  ASP.NET AJAX Futures CTP contains next set of features that will start to make their way into Orcas  Examples: richer web part integration, richer data serialization support, more client controls

9 ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit  Separate download from core ASP.NET AJAX  Great library of free ASP.NET AJAX enabled controls  Download from  Developed using a collaborative source model  All source freely available with modification license  Both Microsoft & non-Microsoft developers can contribute  Already contains 35 really cool controls  Goal is to get great controls over the next months

10 AJAX Control Extenders  Controls that can AJAX-enable existing HTML UI and ASP.NET Server Controls Details... Details... Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah Blah, Blah, Blah

11 Visual Studio AJAX Support  JavaScript Intellisense  Code intellisense for client-side JavaScript  Integrated editor support for ASP.NET AJAX JS Library  Intellisense against JSON enabled.asmx web services  Build-time syntax checking  JavaScript Debugging  Improved discoverability  Breakpoints in.aspx documents  New visualization features for variables  ASP.NET AJAX Extender Control Support  Easy design-time to attach extenders

12 ASP.NET Control Extenders  Smart-task: “Add Extender…”  UI for adding valid extenders to control Once extended, target control shows: Extended properties in property grid Extended smart tasks

13 Demo AJAX and JavaScript Improvements

14 Working with Data  Querying and manipulating data has always been a fundamental part of our jobs as programmers, and always will be  Data formats change, but core needs remain the same  With Orcas we are trying to take the concept of querying, manipulating, and updating data to the next level

15 Introducing LINQ (Language Integrated Query)  Query, Set and Transform Operations for.NET  Makes querying data a core programming concept  Works with all types and shapes of data  Relational database  XML  Objects  Works with all.NET languages  New VB and C# have integrated language support  Support for both static typed and dynamic languages

16 Demo LINQ

17 Data Improvements in ASP.NET  New control  Enables easy databinding to LINQ entities  New control  Enables richer data UI flexibility  Scaffolding UI generator for getting started  Creates LINQ object model and UI pages  Will ship as separate download in Orcas

18 Testing Features  VSTS Unit Testing Moving to VS Professional  Improved performance and workflow  New AJAX Web Testing Features in VSTS  Automated scenario testing of ASP.NET AJAX applications

19   2007 is going to be an exciting year   Major advances and improvements coming   Developing applications will be easier   Build-on existing VS 2005 / ASP.NET skills/code   Significant productivity gains with LINQ, AJAX, etc   Upgrading will be easy   Can use HTML designer, JavaScript intellisense/debugging, and new language features of VS “Orcas” on ASP.NET 2.0 projects

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